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Lebanon's banks battle on against economic headwinds

June 1, 2016

Lebanon's banks have for the past few years served as the pillars of the country's otherwise shaky economy. While they remain healthy, profits are being squeezed and lenders are anxiously awaiting a return to political and economic stability in the country.

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JPMorgan’s Argentina gamble pays off

June 1, 2016

Argentina has a less than stellar reputation when it comes to economic stability, but a significant ruling in a New York courtroom opened the way for a bond issue that defied expectations in both speed and yield. Offering a guiding hand on the deal was JPMorgan.

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Greece’s privatisation programme thaws into life

May 2, 2016

The momentum behind Greece’s privatisation programme appears to be thawing as it tries to persuade its bailout creditors it is serious about selling off €50bn-worth of state assets. 

BNP Paribas helps to kick-start 2016

BNP Paribas helps AB InBev kick-start 2016

May 2, 2016

The bond market endured a miserable start to 2016, with January dead and February not much better. However, things sparked into life with the record-breaking Anheuser-Busch InBev euro-denominated bond. Edward Russell-Walling speaks to the BNP Paribas team that helped bring the deal to fruition.

Ukraine deals warrants VRI first for PJT Partners

Ukraine deals warrants VRI first for PJT Partners

April 1, 2016

Negotiating through dangerous territory in the restructuring of Ukrainian sovereign debt, PJT Partners' EMEA restructuring team opted to utilise a value recovery instrument in a novel way, to the satisfaction of parties on either side of the deal. 

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Morgan Stanley steers Clydesdale double sale

March 1, 2016

Morgan Stanley, the sole sponsor for National Australia Bank's demerger and dual-listing of its UK subsidiary, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, had to navigate a complex deal structure and a sharp sell-off in banking stocks.

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The rise of the Dominican Republic

March 1, 2016

The Dominican Republic has forged its international reputation around tourism, but its diverse economy is bringing in investment in sectors as varied as telecommunications and textiles, while the country's president is setting to work on educational standards. Key players from the Dominican Republic discuss the country's promise in a Leadership Series roundtable discussion that was sponsored by BanReservas and independently written by The Banker.

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Towers Watson and Willis Group pull off a merger of equals

February 1, 2016

The merger of HR consultancy Towers Watson and insurance broker Willis Group raised plenty of cross-border challenges for their legal advisers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher on both sides of the Atlantic. Edward Russell-Walling reports. 

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HSBC breaks new ground with onshore Chinese bond issuance

January 4, 2016

The liberalisation of Chinese capital markets continues apace as HSBC becomes one of the first foreign banks to issue onshore bonds in China. 

Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

December 1, 2015

Namibia has weathered the emerging markets storm to issue only the second-ever government bond, a deal that Standard Bank helped to arrange after acting as joint-bookrunner on the country's inaugural bond. Edward Russell-Walling reports. 

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